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An­other five-star per­for­mance from Rovers as they humble last year’s league run­ners-up Al­loa on their own patch.

Recre­ation Park holds some bad mem­o­ries for Rovers fans — we were rel­e­gated there just a few years back — and I can’t re­call us ever win­ning at that venue be­fore so a 5-2 vic­tory is re­ally some­thing to savour.

Goals from Alan Trouten and Con­nor Shields keep them sec­ond and third in the scor­ing charts re­spec­tively and hope­fully they can con­tinue their rich vein of form deep into the sea­son.

It was also good to see Joao Vic­to­ria come off the bench and grab a goal near the end prov­ing that Brian Kerr has even more scor­ing prow­ess at his dis­posal.

So that’s now 12 points from seven games, a re­turn that sees Rovers sit in fourth po­si­tion in the league and four points bet­ter off than at the same stage last sea­son.

It’s a re­mark­able start to the sea­son es­pe­cially when you con­sider that all 12 points have been won away from Clifton­hill.

If Rovers had an even half de­cent home record, we could eas­ily be the clos­est team to ta­ble top­pers Raith Rovers — in­ci­den­tally our next op­po­nents at Clifton­hill.

It must be be­com­ing a mat­ter of some pri­or­ity for the man­age­ment team to pin­point the rea­sons for our ab­ject per­for­mances in Coat­bridge.

There will in­evitably be some talk about the Clifton­hill playing sur­face but it alone surely can­not ac­count for such a dis­par­ity.

There is cer­tainly much dis­cus­sion amongst fans on this and one of the Clifton­hill faith­ful is con­vinced that the snazzy new yel­low goal nets are to blame!

Star cap­tain Fisher was im­pres­sive

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